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Judicial Commissioner Lionel Yee completes his term as Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court

Singapore, 8 January 2014 – Judicial Commissioner Lionel Yee Woon Chin (余文正) will complete his one-year term as Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 31 January 2014 and will leave the Supreme Court to take up the position of Solicitor-General at the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) with effect from 1 February 2014.

Judicial Commissioner Yee was appointed as Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 February 2013. Judicial Commissioner Yee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Law degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 1988 on a Public Service Commission Overseas Merit Scholarship. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1993 and obtained a Master of Laws (International Legal Studies) degree from New York University, USA on a Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship in 1999. Judicial Commissioner Yee also held various positions in the AGC previously, including being appointed the Second Solicitor-General (Jan 2011 to Jan 2013) and the Director-General of the International Affairs Division (July 2008 to May 2012).

On the completion of his tenure as Judicial Commissioner at the Supreme Court, Judicial Commissioner Yee said, “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to serve as a member of the Bench and the experience has been invaluable and immensely satisfying. It has been a real pleasure to have been able to interact with very fine legal minds in my fellow judges and judicial officers, and to have been supported by some extremely dedicated staff of the Supreme Court. The time that I have spent on the Bench had enriched me professionally and will stand me in good stead when I return to the Attorney-General’s Chambers to take on my new appointment”.

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said, “I congratulate Lionel on having completed his stint as a Judicial Commissioner with dedication, commitment and honour. It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to serve on the Bench and I believe this experience, including the lessons learnt and the insights gained from serving as a Judicial Commissioner, will serve him well in his future work.  He has my best wishes as he takes up his appointment as Solicitor-General”.

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Charmain Lee
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